The Musical World of J.J. Johnson

The Musical World of J.J. Johnson

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Barrett, a musicologist who has published several books in the areas of both classical music and jazz, and Bourgois, a professional trombonist, have collaborated to explore the life of J.J. Johnson, who revolutionized the playing of jazz and bebop trombone. Covering his life from childhood and education, including his classical roots, through his adult musical career playing with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, this book offers an illustration of Johnson's technical and stylistic development, as well as a thorough catalogue of his compositions, film scores, and discs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press ; [Newark, N.J.] : Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers--the State University of New Jersey, 1999
ISBN: 9780810836488
Characteristics: xxiv, 440 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bourgois, Louis G. 1956-


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